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Crosswordle - Hard Mode

· By kieranjboyd · Published 7 months ago

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  • kieranjboyd constructor · 7 months ago
    To explain the 10A
    10A CARED🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 What I did to find this grid
    clue, finding this grid's fill involved writing Python code to make 3 custom word lists, and running Qxw on and off for 4 days. I wanted to find a grid that could be a valid (if inefficient) attempt at Wordle following the rules for Hard Mode ("Any revealed hints must be used in subsequent guesses"), whose solution is unique. I did not constrain the constructor by specifying any target words or cells - I CARED
    10A CARED🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 What I did to find this grid
    not for the meta answer. Hope you enjoyed the result! 😊
    • Benana 🤓2:11 · 7 months ago
      Fantastic effort! 1A
      1A WOMBS⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ Development sites?
      was a great clue, as was 1D
      1D WAVERFluctuate, like an untrained singer's voice
      next to 2D
      2D OPERAPlace to hear a trained singer's voice
      👍
    • Frisco17 🤓1:12 · 7 months ago
      What a puz!
      • Mike D 🤓1:14 · 7 months ago
        Very nice! I hadn't heard of the "hard mode" constraint before - one more thing to try!
        • Philip Chow 🤓1:52 · 7 months ago
          i enjoyed this very much - thanks! and i like that it simulates playing an actual wordle in hard mode
          • jasonwestley 🤓1:58 · 7 months ago
            Clever idea. Nicely done.
            • sjones8888 🤓6:32 · 7 months ago
              Nicely done!
              • calica 🤓1:27 · 7 months ago
                Very impressive!
                • Sonalee R 🤓1:33 · 7 months ago
                  Extremely fun!!
                  • MH 🤓2:31 · 7 months ago
                    That was fantastic!
                    • ariel haymarket 🤓1:58 · 7 months ago
                      Very well made!!
                      • Keith Moser 🤓2:59 · 7 months ago
                        Fun puzzle that took me a while because I thought my bottom two rows were wrong when the downs wouldn’t work. Missed the thick black bar signifying downs were only 5 letters and not 6 🤦‍♂️
                        1A⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ Development sites?
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                        Across
                        1. 1A
                          ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ Development sites?
                        2. 6A
                          🟨⬜⬜🟨⬜ Disconnected
                        3. 7A
                          ⬜🟨⬜🟨🟨 Of the soft palate, like all the consonants in "wagging"
                        4. 8A
                          🟨🟨⬜🟨🟨 Name derived from the Old Norse words "ei" (eternal) and "ríkr" (ruler)
                        5. 9A
                          🟨🟩🟨🟩🟩 Was fleet at a meet, say
                        6. 10A
                          🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 What I did to find this grid
                        Down
                        1. 1D
                          Fluctuate, like an untrained singer's voice
                        2. 2D
                          Place to hear a trained singer's voice
                        3. 3D
                          Pertaining to apples [or a misspelling of the surname of One Direction's Zayn]
                        4. 4D
                          Word that might be shouted right before an airplane crash
                        5. 5D
                          Nickname for an expensive violin made by a specific Italian family
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